Rasch modeling of the Test of Early Mathematics Ability–Third Edition with a sample of K1 children in Singapore

Shih-Ying YAO, David MUÑEZ, Rebecca BULL, Kerry LEE, Kiat Hui KHNG, Kenneth POON

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Abstract

The Test of Early Mathematics Ability–Third Edition (TEMA-3) is a commonly used measure of early mathematics knowledge for children aged 3 years to 8 years 11 months. In spite of its wide use, research on the psychometric properties of TEMA-3 remains limited. This study applied the Rasch model to investigate the psychometric properties of TEMA-3 from three aspects: technical qualities, internal structure, and convergent evidence. Data were collected from 971 K1 children in Singapore. Item fit statistics suggested a reasonable model-data fit. The TEMA-3 items were found to demonstrate generally good technical qualities, interpretable internal structure, and reasonable convergent evidence. Implications for test development, test use, and future research are further discussed. Copyright © 2016 The Author(s).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)615-627
JournalJournal of Psychoeducational Assessment
Volume35
Issue number6
Early online dateMay 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Citation

Yao, S.-Y., Muñez, D., Bull, R., Lee, K., Khng, K. H., & Poon, K. (2017). Rasch modeling of the Test of Early Mathematics Ability–Third Edition with a sample of K1 children in Singapore. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 35(6), 615-627. doi: 10.1177/0734282916651021

Keywords

  • Test of Early Mathematics Ability
  • Psychometrics
  • Rasch model
  • Mathematics assessment

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